Lysander Stockwell

29 September 1809–12 October 1851 (Age 42)
Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lysander

When Lysander Stockwell was born on 29 September 1809, in Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ziba Stockwell, was 47 and his mother, Hannah Town, was 42. He married Mary Hitchings on 7 September 1836, in Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 12 October 1851, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Lysander Stockwell
Mary Hitchings
Marriage: 7 September 1836
Edward Stockwell
Ella Frances Stockwell
Edgar Francis Stockwell
Harriet Augusta Stockwell

Spouse and Children

7 September 1836
Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 12

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place now in Greater London, so called from Old English stocc ‘tree trunk’, ‘plank bridge’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Lysander Stockwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lysander Stockwell, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Lysander Stockwell, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"

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